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Record Group Number: 000172
Series/Collection Number: .S 1273
Creator: Florida. Office of the Adjutant General.
Title, Dates: Original Florida Confederate muster rolls, 1861-1865.
Amount: 60.00 item
1.00 microfilm reel 35 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Numerical by unit, then alphabetical by company letter or name. Where company letter or unit designation later changed, the company is placed under the designation it had at the time the particular muster roll was prepared.
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Biographical/Historical:     Some 15,000 Floridians served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  Florida troops were organized into 12 infantry regiments, two cavalry regiments, and a number of battalions, batteries, and independent companies.
Most Floridians served outside the state during the war.  The Second, Fifth, and Eighth Infantry Regiments (joined in 1864 by the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Infantry Regiments) served in General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from 1862 to 1865.  They were heavily engaged in major battles such as the Williamsburg, the Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg. Another Florida Brigade served in the war's Western Theater.  It was comprised of the First Cavalry Regiment and the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Regiments of Infantry.  Floridians fought and died at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, the Vicksburg Campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, Nashville, and Bentonville.
    The troops that remained in Florida fought at Olustee, Marianna, and Natural Bridge, and in a number of smaller skirmishes. Floridians laid down their arms in April and May 1865 at the conclusion of the war.  During the course of the conflict, approximately 5,000 of the state's sons died of wounds or disease.
Summary:     These records document individuals serving in Confederate military units from Florida from 1861 to 1865.  The series includes both units mustered into Confederate service and those that remained in state service during the War.  The muster rolls generally include:  the name and rank of the soldier, when and where they enrolled, payroll information, and remarks.  At the end of the series are non-unit rolls from the Chattahoochee Arsenal and the Warrington Naval Yard (Pensacola).
Finding Aids: Item listing available.
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
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Subject Access Fields: Military records. aat
Muster rolls. aat
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
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